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Observacion de Desove de Tortugas

Take the opportunity to travel through time and go back to the beginning of evolution, represented by the nesting of these live fossils. The leatherback turtle is the biggest turtle in the world; it can be as large as 2 meters long and 650 kg of weight. We will have an unforgettable night walk along the Gandoca Beach and will experience a different perspective of this spectacular experience. You will observe these mothers in the important work of laying eggs and at the same time you will learn important things about the natural history of these special animals in danger of extinction. Help us with the protection of sea turtles!

The trip starts with pickup at your hotel and transportation to the small remote village of Gandoca. At the end of the trip, you are brought back to your hotel.

In order to protect the turtles, this trip may only be taken with a certified guide, you may not do it on your own. Flashlights and flash photography are not permitted on the beach in turtle nesting areas as they disorientate the turtles.

I believe we were very lucky and actually saw two leatherback turtles on the beach laying eggs which was amazing! We could have seen a third one if we could have stayed awake long enough!
- Claire from London, UK

Información de Tour:

Salidas: Cada día a 19:00
This is a seasonal tour, generally from March to July.
Duración: Aproximadamente 6 horas
Precio por persona: Adultos $70.00, Niños $35.00
There is a minimum of 2pax for this tour.

Transportation includes pickup from hotels in Puerto Viejo area. An additional charge of $10 per person applies for pickups in Cahuita
Cost without transportation is $50.00 for adults, $25.00 for children - choose pickup city Gandoca on booking tab and pickup point "office".
This is a night-time trip to a remote location, this option is only recommended if you are accompanied by someone very familiar with the area.
¿Qué llevar? Hiking shoes (you will be in the jungle and on the beach so flip-flops are not recommended), dark colored clothing, long pants, insect repellent.
Ubicación: Includes pickup and return to your hotel, or: choose Gandoca as pickup city if you wish to make your own way to/from Gandoca and meet guide there

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  1. Most tours and activities run daily but have reached capacity on your date or haven\'t reached a minimum number of persons required for the tour to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or refund your payment, less bank fees, promptly.
  2. Full payment is required at the time of reservation to secure your spot. We will email you a confirmation so you will be fully paid up on the day of your trip.
  3. Should your plans change and you are unable to make your tour/transport or need to make changes, we will work with the supplier to either accommodate you on another tour or refund your money.
  4. The client is also responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your tour and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to reaccommodate you.
  5. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  6. For tours within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. Border crossing fees may apply.
  7. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations of single bookings with less than 7 days notice will incur a $15 cancellation fee (plus any bank or vendor charges).
  8. Any cancellation is subject to a 3 to 5% fee, depending on the payment type, to cover bank charges. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.
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Observacion de Desove de Tortugas - Terms and Conditions

  1. Most tours and activities run daily but have reached capacity on your date or haven\'t reached a minimum number of persons required for the tour to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or refund your payment, less bank fees, promptly.
  2. Full payment is required at the time of reservation to secure your spot. We will email you a confirmation so you will be fully paid up on the day of your trip.
  3. Should your plans change and you are unable to make your tour/transport or need to make changes, we will work with the supplier to either accommodate you on another tour or refund your money.
  4. The client is also responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your tour and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to reaccommodate you.
  5. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  6. For tours within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. Border crossing fees may apply.
  7. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations of single bookings with less than 7 days notice will incur a $15 cancellation fee (plus any bank or vendor charges).
  8. Any cancellation is subject to a 3 to 5% fee, depending on the payment type, to cover bank charges. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.